THE UNITED States government has formally appealed against the ruling of the World Trade Organisation's disputes settlement body, which criticised the way it had erected anti-dumping duties against imports of Japanese hot-rolled steel products.

In a note to the WTO's appellate body, American diplomats have contested "certain legal interpretations developed by the (disputes) Panel," claiming that its conclusions "are in error and are based upon erroneous findings on issues of law."

Notably, the US is challenging the conclusion ...

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